Ross Montgomery “As far as the BDO is concerned it is a thing of the past now.”
Montgomery would usually be playing in the BDO World Championships at this time of year, having played in 12 consecutive World Championships at the Lakeside and the O2. Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the mismanagement of the BDO, in 2021 there will not be World Championship.
Speaking to Lanarkshire Live Sport, Montgomery is now looking at a 2022 World Championship. This will be the first time since 2008 that the former quarterfinalist won’t be playing at a World Championship.
“As far as the BDO is concerned it is a thing of the past now, but the WDF have taken over, and we are looking at having a new WDF World Championships at some point,
“We don’t have the finances like the PDC have, to test all players, keep everyone in the same bubble.
“So the WDF have put everything on hold and announced there will be a World Masters in December in Holland, so that’s it.
“The next World Championships we’ll be looking it is January 2022 because we have to let tournaments play and generate a ranking system.
“We are just going to wait and see what happens.
Montgomery called it a ‘strange feeling’ being at home and not playing darts at this time of year.
“I’m normally away at this time of the year for the World Championships, so it’s been a strange feeling. For the last 14-15 years in a row, I’ve been doing it and then that just stopped.
“But there’s no real schedule. The first tournament, if it goes ahead, is supposed to be March in the Isle of Man, but I can’t see that happening.”
“After that, there’s a possibly tournament in Denmark in April, but they’ve had their own problems so I really don’t know if we’ll get there.